October Cultural Meeting
October 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fridtjof Nansen is considered the godfather of all modern polar explorers. In 1888 (at age 26), he became the first person to successfully cross Greenland from coast to coast. At age 31 he organized and led a second expedition to the North Pole; although he and his crew ultimately did not reach the Pole, they came closer than anyone had come before, beating the previous record by 150 miles. Timothy Boyce will describe who Nansen was, how and why he organized his polar explorations, focusing on the incredible challenges his voyages faced, and his indomitable will to overcome all obstacles. This lecture will also touch upon Nansen’s post-explorer career as statesman and humanitarian.
This meeting will also be in-person as well as on Zoom so watch for the link on the lodge website homepage